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The latest & greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
Creating a community of Kent State makers, innovators, creators, collaborators, and business owners.
Be sure to check our LaunchNET Calendar for not only all of the exciting things we have planned this semester, but other local entrepreneurial events! 

LaunchNET 2019 Year in Review
Check out a recap of LaunchNET Kent State's 2018 events and activities! 
Are you in there?
All the CEO Ladies meetups 2020: January 22
All the CEO Ladies meetup
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:30-7pm
KSU Women's Center

Use the power of the group plus our LinkedIn "All Star" Tabitha to make your profile shine!
rsvp now
Fashion/Tech Hackathon 2020
Fashion/Tech Hackathon: January 24 - 26, 2020 
The annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon is a dynamic, cross-circular event allowing teams of students from all across the U.S. and Canada, to learn new skills and create innovative technology that will help define the future of fashion. 
Sign up to participate or mentor!
Thank you!!
Thank you for all the support of the Marty J. Erbaugh Student Entrepreneur Scholarship! We are so pleased to be able to honor Marty's memory by supporting more student entrepreneurs in their collegiate journey.

Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to raise over $44k for a new student entrepreneur scholarship.

Watch for information coming soon on how to apply!
ATTN College of Business majors & minors! 
Pitch your business for the opportunity to be mentored by experts and for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $20,000!
apply now
For & About Clients
Provok Media Places at Regional Competition
LaunchNET client Gregory Joyce competed and took 2nd place at the Cleveland competition of the Entrepreneur's Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards on Saturday.
Congrats Gregory!! 
Phoenix Performing Arts
Client (and KSU alum) Bethany Westphal has announced that her performing arts school, previously Rising Star Arts, has transformed into Phoenix Performing Arts. 

The school is focused on providing accessible performing arts opportunities for youth in the Northeast Ohio Area and includes theatre, dance, and choir performing groups and classes.
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Local Happenings
Please join us for our monthly Venture Law Meetup – Donuts and Coffee Series. 
Leah Brownlee and Pete Morrison will provide a “Start-up’s Guide to Insolvency Issues.” 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Bounce Innovation Hub, Akron
JumpStart Inc. presents Founders Unfiltered: A Conversation with Liftr.ai -
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Dunham Tavern Museum, Cleveland
Start in CLE Founder Dinner - January 2020 - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at BRIM Kitchen + Brewery, Willoughby
JumpStart Stark County Open Mic Pitch Night - Thursday, January 30, 2020 at The Auricle - Bar & Venue, Canton
Competitions, Events, Opportunities
The World's Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition
Apply for Cohort IX:
  • Entrepreneurs who live or work in the city of Cleveland and its neighborhoods
  • Entrepreneurs outside of Cleveland who are currently impacting (in a significant way) the citizens of the city of Cleveland or will impact the city of Cleveland via job growth over the next 18-24 months.
  • Deadline to apply 1/17/2020
Global Cleveland presents International Student Pitch Contest - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Great Lakes Science Center
The final call for submission is January 24, 2020
Learning Corner
From Instant Pot to Instagram: Critical Lessons in Startup Community Building | First Round Review

Bailey Richardson (an early Instagram hire and current partner at People & Company) has studied ordinary people who started extraordinary communities. Here, she shares the nuts and bolts of how startups should approach community building, highlighting eight valuable lessons on how the best communities start, gain steam, and evolve as scale takes hold.

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Client Success Stories
We want to feature YOU! 
We'd love to talk about you and your success! What have you done lately to move your venture or innovation forward? Share your story with others! 
Answer some questions, get some exposure!